Ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Any from Washington DC

Amazing hotel off the beaten path

Posted Feb 2, 2014
Cons: Be sure to take a taxi with GPS, otherwise you'll have trouble finding it.
Perfect for a quiet romantic getaway away from the hustle and bustle of Copacabana and Ipanema. Like a vacation away from Rio without ever leaving. Would definitely stay here again for a relaxing weekend.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Sandy from upstate New York

Wonderfully secluded with an amazing view!

Posted Jan 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
My husband and I loved our stay here. While it's not really walking distance to the beach areas, the view of the city from the balcony can't be beat and the surrounding vegetation really heightens the serenity. The staff were terrific and provided local transportation whenever desired. If you're looking for a little slice of heaven that's both near and yet so far from the bustle of the city and beaches, this is definitely the place for you!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by mike from sacramento, ca

Can't wait to come back

Posted Nov 7, 2013
Beautiful place with a very friendly staff. Great view of the city but away from the madness. It's not easy to find you'll definitely be taking cabs but well worth it.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Stacy from Naperville, IL

Totally loved this hotel!!

Posted Aug 19, 2013 on Hotels.com
We have been to Rio once before, but we stayed near the beach before. I would go back in a minute to this hotel... It was quaint, quiet, beautiful! The manager, Ranier, was extremely helpful. He speaks excellent english and had great tips on things we wanted to do. He also called for taxis anytime, or if he wasn't busy would drive us himself. Our room was beautifully decorated and the breakfast was delicious! From our balcony we could view the Cristo Redentor, which was especially amazing at night (when it was lit up) and at sunrise.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

True Boutique Hotel experience

Posted Jul 23, 2013
Pros: Cut into the mountainside w/beautiful views and only 6 rooms it's a true boutique hotel. Inclusive breakfast was abundant, delicious & made to order.
Cons: The gym needs improvement as it was small and the equipment need updating
Location: The Hotel is about a 10 minute ride from the shopping mall and great restaurants. You must take a taxi everywhere. Ipanema beach was about a $10 ride.
Gavea Hotel is a beautiful place with people who make you feel like you are at home. The location is a taxi ride away from everything so keep that in mind. There are also many steep steps to climb so beware if you are elderly or have problems walking. The staff are wonderful and always accommodating. The manager Raniere is the only one who really speaks English, besides the owner and his wife. We stayed in Room 6 which to me was the best. Its a large room, on its own floor with views of Rio and Christ the Redeemer. Each morning we ate food made with love by Louisa who would round up the Mikos (little monkeys) so we could feed them. We had the pleasure of making friends with the owner who treated us like family. My husband and I left our daughter to study in the University and he assured us if she needed anything he would be a phone call away. Raniere took care of our every need and had a lot of information about the area. We loved it here and will be back.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Ashley from Tulsa, ok

Just plain wonderful.

Posted Jun 7, 2013 on Hotels.com
I can not say enough good things about the hotel. The view was wonderful, the breakfast delightful, the staff so warm and charming. We will be staying there again when in Rio
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Cardiff, UK

Relaxed Rio Hideaway.

Posted Apr 2, 2013
Pros: Louisa who served breakfast with a smile and made you feel good at the start of the day.
Cons: Took a while to get used to the laid back approach - don't panic it will happen
Location: Set back from the beaches - but hotel will sort out taxis .
Arriving on a very rainy night the exterior of the hotel is very nondescript but once the door opened I was warmly welcomed into a quirky, terraced hotel with the views looking down over Rio and Christ the redeemer in the distance. The four poster bed was superbly comfortable and watching the monkeys and toucans from the terrace was magical. Set away from the beach area it was a wonderful retreat at the end of the day. The staff were very helpful in sorting out taxis, day tours,or massages.Despite the fact that the hotel is near Roscinia I felt safer here than anywhere else in Rio. - As the hotel is terraced this may be difficult for any persons who have difficulty in walking or infirm.. I came away revitalised after a week's stay. .
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Debbie from Dallas, texas

Get away from the city

Posted Mar 14, 2013 on Hotels.com
We enjoyed our stay here. The people at the hotel are very helpful and friendly. The balcony of our room looked over the forest with a view of Christ the redeemer. There were monkeys which would come up to be fed by hand. While it is in a beautiful and serene setting, it is a ways from the city and it can sometimes be difficult to get a taxi. The hotel staff actually drove us when possible which was extremely helpful. It was just what we hoped!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Off the Beaten Path, but Very Nice

Posted Mar 4, 2013
I really liked the hotel. It is off the beaten path, but close enough to Leblon and Ipanema. The view is great and the staff is excellent. I lived in Rio and have seen a lot of hotels in Rio. This one is worth a few days.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by LN

beautiful secret hideaway

Posted Oct 23, 2012 on Hotels.com
This is a lovely boutique hotel with warm friendly staff, super comfy beds and stunning forest views, I can't recommend it enough